New York Knicks defeat Philadelphia 76ers, 94-84

PHILADELPHIA - Elton Brand is the poster child for what not do when you have salary cap space.

The 76ers' power forward isn't a difference maker as much as he is an albatross.

Brand's contribution in the Sixers' 94-84 loss to the Knicks last night was seven points and three rebounds. This can't be what Philadelphia expected when it signed Brand to a five-year, $82 million contract prior to this season.

It is a lesson Knicks president Donnie Walsh will take with him t...

PHILADELPHIA - LeBron James will probably play for the Knicks before Eddy Curry ever does.

Curry did not play in the Knicks' 94-84 victory Monday night over the 76ers and now Mike D'Antoni is targeting tomorrow's game in Boston as a possible return. But don't hold your breath.

There is a sense that Curry, who hasn't played since Dec. 17, is not rushing back because he's still upset that D'Antoni didn't give him consistent minutes when he was healthy. Curry insists th...